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Leading in a Virtualized World: 10 Traits of a Cyber Leader

From Changing Winds

The world is getting smaller, shrinking steadily due to rapid advancements in telecommunications technology. Work is being distributed to countries that would have been scorned at a decade ago.

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Are You Managing or LEADING Generation Y?

From Changing Winds

I recently did a Google search on “Generation Y.” The outcome?

4,050,000 results.

I then searched “Millennials” and got 483,000 results.

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INNOVATE, Or Die! Why Results-based Visionary Leadership is America’s Solution

From Changing Winds

I’m a human sponge when it comes to trying to understand what’s taking place in the world. I’m especially interested in competitiveness issues and where leadership AND management fit in as essential cornerstones to enabling companies to thrive in uncertainty and volatility. I try to synthesize what I read, integrating it with my work and life experiences.

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Team Learning: Looking Beyond Yourself (PART 6 of Six)

Team learning builds on the discipline of personal mastery. It’s a process that encompasses aligning and developing the capacity of a team to achieve the goals that its members truly want. While individual learning at one level is important, it’s irrelevant at another level. Individuals may learn but the organization as a whole does not. There is no organizational learning. Teams become, therefore, the essential ingredient for learning, a “microcosm” for learning as Peter Senge calls it.

There are three key components of team learning.

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Rethinking Teams and Teamwork: Getting Over the Guilt Complex (Part Eight in a Series)

Today I’m going to confuse the heck out of you. I’m pulling a 180, not to be ornery but rather to question some of the past (and current) conventional wisdom on teams. So hang on, here we go!

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Lessons in Teamwork: Winning Despite Trenchfoot, Leeches and Hunger (Part 1 of a Series on Teamwork)

Today’s post kicks off a series on teamwork. The workplace is changing radically as the result of globalization, technology and an ageing population. Teamwork no longer strictly implies working together physically but also virtually. Each of my following posts will look at a specific area of teamwork, but today I’m setting the stage by sharing an interesting event that illustrates teamwork under enormous stresses.

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In the Team Performance Continum, you have two sides: group/co-existance and team/synergy. But what are these two exactly?

A group is made up of two or more people working towards a common goal where everyone may or may not be aware of all members in the group or their contribution due to interdependence and no interaction when working on goals. As for a team is made up of two or more people are aware of positive interdependence and wants to achieve a mutual goal. They interact with each other and they have a defibe role and function when performing.

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Sometimes team work is not enough....

Sometimes team work is not enough and you need outside help to achieve your objectives.

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Don’t Let Toxic People Corrode Performance and Destroy Your Team

The April 2009 issue of Harvard Business Review has a short item entitled “How Toxic Colleagues Corrode Performance.” The authors polled several thousand managers and employees from a range of American companies. Here’s what they found is the impact of negative and rude behavior in the workplace: